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Hi Everyone, This weekend there are a lot of Autumn-festivals going on across places like China, Korea and Japan. I’ve talked about Korean Chuseok before, so today I wanted to post about the Japanese festival of O-tsukimi (お月見). Compared to … Continue reading
Hi guys, I had some free time recently and put together a small video about what Ohigan means and how it fits into Buddhist themes in general: It is pretty short but talks about Shan-tao’s famous Parable of the Two … Continue reading
Hi guys, Recently my family and I were watching another episode of the Korean family show Return of Superman (we watch every Sunday morning together), and in this episode the children stayed overnight at a traditional Korean, Confucian-style etiquette school … Continue reading
Hi Guys, September 9th is the Day of the Chrysanthemum in traditional Japanese culture, one of the 5 sekku (節句) in calendar year. To celebrate I wanted to share a couple poems about autumn chrysanthemums from the Kokin Wakashu poetry … Continue reading
I found this delightful, anonymous poem from the Kokin Wakashu poetry anthology, number 172, that I wanted to share: 昨日こそ kinou koso 早苗取りしか sanae torishika いつのまに itsu no ma ni 稲葉そよぎて inaba soyogite 秋風の吹く akikaze no fuku Which is translated … Continue reading
This weapon is to be used against Japan between now and August 10th. I have told the Sec. of War, Mr. Stimson, to use it so that military objectives and soldiers and sailors are the target and not women and … Continue reading